Since our last quiz was well-received by our readers, we are offering another one. As requested, answers are supplied within this same issue. (See page 36.)
1. What are the themes that are shared by Jupiter, Mars and Uranus?
2. Name five great circles that are used in astronomy and astrology.
3. You attend a party and are sitting in a corner where you cannot help overhearing a couple arguing fiercely about money. He accuses her of penny-pinching and she insists that he is much too free to indulge. He then responds by accusing her of being all to ready to indulge sexually and says that he is sick of her constant demands in bed. She counters by attacking his overindulgence in food and tells him he should be thankful she is still attracted to him, considering his overweight condition. Fortunately the couple now moves out of earshot and you can return to enjoying the party.
What dilemma (cardinal/fixed/mutable) would you expect to be prominent in the horoscopes of this couple? What polarity in particular would you think should be highlighted?
4. A friend informs you that she will be selling her house and asks you to pick a “good date” to put it on the market. Through discussion, you ascertain that she truly is set on this course and has considered the pros and cons. She has investigated her options, talked with realtors and set a reasonable price. Her attitude is, however, that she wants to spend as little time as possible on the project as “after about six weeks, everyone loses interest in what you have to offer.” So, she wants you to choose a time which looks promising through astrology.
What patterns do you look for in her chart?
5. A client comes to you with her family’s charts. It turns out that a major concern for her is when her 24-year old son is likely to get a “real job” and leave home. He dropped out of college and is working sporadically while living rent-free at home. When you examine his chart, you find a strong focus on water (by planets, houses and signs), including a grand trine in water houses and signs (Mars in Cancer in 4th to Neptune-Venus in Scorpio in 8th to Moon-Jupiter in Pisces in 12th). Yet the young man also has the Sun, Uranus and Pluto in Virgo in the 6th. (A rough version of his horoscope is provided above.)
What do you say to the mother?
What kinds of patterns might you expect in the mother’s chart?
6. A client comes to you scared because another astrologer had looked at her chart and noted transiting Uranus will be making a station squaring her Mars and opposite her Ascendant for several months. She is convinced she will either have an accident or get a divorce. (The major element focus in her chart is earth/water.) What do you tell her?
7. Which planet radiates more energy than it absorbs from the Sun and how does that fit its astrological symbolism?
8. Which planet is found in the “zones of power” (9th and 12th houses or 10 degrees into 1st or 10th houses) in the horoscopes of successful and well-known writers according to the Gauquelin studies? What psychological principles might account for that? What character traits are associated with that planet in those positions?
9. What is a harmonic chart? What harmonic chart is used commonly in Hindu astrology and what is it called?
10. Below is the horoscope of a well-known individual. Using the principles of the 12-letter alphabet (as in Complete Horoscope Interpretation**), what might you say about this woman’s beliefs and values and what issues might you expect in her relationships?
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